Advice about Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi). «on: June 16, , 16 PM». Hi. I am trying a more solid base to be able to improve. I had teachers. Documents Similar To Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 1. Dohnanyi Fingers Exercises 2. Uploaded by. Tan Chee Sheng · Chopin – Prelude in E Minor (Op 28 No 4). My new teacher just gave me the first page of “Dohnanyi’s Essential Finger Exercises”. Boy, are they challenging. Of course, I like a challenge.

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My teacher who noticed just as I was thinking this while working on Chopin, “some practices make your hands lock”. For instance, scales in thirds, or trills in thirds.

Essential Finger Exercises (Dohnányi, Ernő)

I used to teach elementary general music, and as a way to introduce music of other cultures and explore it more physically, I also taught my students folk dances.

We are training the brain as we train our fingers, increasing our fine motor skills, enabling the necessary finnger between the mind and the fingers that translate the notes on the page into the desired sound. Physically, as I’ve read, the tendons on the 3rd and 4th fingers are intertwined so you physically cannot get full independence with them anyway.

If playing seriously e. This will train your ears. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. But, I can see the benefit in finger strength and agility. Forums 40 TopicsPosts 2, Members 91, He told me to kind of stroke the key pulling towards me as I press. The payoff for perseverance is that when we encounter a similar passage in a repertoire piece, we have a facility for mastering it.


Don’t laugh, but on the 1st page when I first started them I would hold down fingers with the other hand Just on left hand LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one having some difficulty with these. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Hanon are your knee pushups. So recently a friend was learning a Two-Part, and so we played it as duet. You are commenting using your WordPress.

That’ll work your left hand. Do they have any musical value? My teacher also told be not to press straight down on the keys when doing this. But I ran into a problem with these; they’re very intense, and fortunately I caught a side effect, as noted.

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Are the other pages any easier? The inventions are very useful as well.

In the preface, Dohnanyi groups them roughly into three difficulty groups. My second teacher, years later, upon my mention of Hanon, reinforced that with “perhaps Czerny”, but I’d heard of Dohnyani and upon purchase getting his name and country right was told “these will make a man out of you!

This was fascinating to me – how does memory work? I suspect I bought it at the suggestion of my piano teacher at Duquesne University inshortly before I transferred to a different school.

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Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. If you read the preface, you’ll find they’re written for professionals to maintain technique.


If you can move like that, you have greater flexibility to evade those who want to tackle you. I have vague memories of trying the first few exercises and being totally incapable of playing them. Dohnanyi Essential Finger Exercises [ Re: He only gave me the first page.

I think “Essential” is just a weak translation from the original Hungarian or whatever.

Until a few weeks ago. Kids would probably still learn it faster than senior citizens. Up until a few years ago, I would have been at a loss, too, about the grapevine. For instance, I was having problems with block chords getting all the notes to come down precisely together.

I don’t agree that all exercises are a waste of time but some arebut I wouldn’t spend more than min per day on technique at your stage.

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I just can’t raise it as high as the other fingers. Editio Musica Budapest Customer Rating: Mark D The independence gained by playing Bach is of a different type than this exercise provides. Yes I realize the dohnnyi post is dated